Users must download the official offer form and mail it to TMPG Inc. with valid proofs of purchase from a competitor's authoring product. This must be sent within 60 days of buying the English version of TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4. Once the proofs of purchase are verified, TMPG Inc. will email the customer a $20 Amazon.com gift card code. This offer does not include upgrade or user discount pricing.
As an added bonus, users that buy the full English language version of TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 from now until March 31, 2009 will receive a free Premium Menu Template Pack valued at $29.95. This template pack adds 8 pre-built menu templates to expand the variety and possibilities of easy menu creation. Also included are extra menu button sets, thumbnail frames, and backgrounds that can be used with custom menu creation.
About TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 is the complete media authoring solution for any video enthusiast. It's easy enough for a beginner to use, and sophisticated enough to meet the demands of experienced videographers. Take a look at the features listed below:
Import Hi-Def Video (AVCHD/HDV)
With the capability to author the high-capacity Blu-ray format, users can enjoy high definition videos with menus without worrying about disc capacity. This allows the saving of high-definition videos taken with an AVCHD or HDV camcorder and keeping it in high definition. Add in support for high quality 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound or linear PCM audio (up to 192kHz/20bit) and the result is a superb audio/video presentation.
Fast Proxy Editing
Due to greater video information in HD files, editing is time consuming. HD video files - such as those imported from HDV and AVCHD camcorders -slow down computers trying to process large amounts of information. TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 creates a smaller, easier to manage proxy file, from which editing can be done as with any other video clip. When the video is output, the edits made in the proxy file are transferred to the larger original video file.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Support
For awesome surround sound, the TMPGEnc enhanced software supports input and output of 5.1 Dolby digital audio. Now every nuance, explosion, and bass-thumping sound can be saved, savored, and enjoyed for as long as desired.
Advanced Slideshow Creator
Photography lovers will appreciate the advanced slideshow creator that allows users to create slideshow DVDs or hi-def slideshows (1920 x 1080) on Blu-ray Disc. Users can animate each slide with transitions and add animation effects to bring still images to life.
Other features include: 171 video transition effects that add a professional look to video clips; batch authoring that automatically renders multiple DVD/BDMV projects one after the other, eliminating the need for users to start each output manually; the ability to author Blu-ray discs with full HD pop-up menus; and create menu parts such as buttons, frames, and backgrounds from custom images.
Authoring Works 4 easily captures video directly from a DV or HDV camcorder. All it takes is a simple IEEE 1394 (i.Link) PC interface connection. It can also import many types of source files, including: DVD-VIDEO, DVD-VR, MPEG1/2, MPEG-4 ISO/H.264, AVI, Windows Media, DivX, and QuickTime (mov, mp4, 3gp, 3g2) file formats. Users can utilize up to two subtitle streams simultaneously, making it possible to create a DVD or Blu-ray Disc with subtitles in multiple languages.
Use either built-in menu templates or by using the robust menu creation process, create custom menus. Give life to any production by freely positioning and resizing titles, thumbnail images, and text, creating dynamic motion menus. Smart Rendering technology makes encoding faster, allowing the editing and outputting of DivX and DVD projects faster than other authoring software.
DivX authoring capability allows DivX projects to feature DVD-like menus and navigation. Finished projects may be played with DivX Player software on a PC, or on any DivX Ultra Certified DVD player and a television or compatible home theater system.